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Old 07-29-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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KDM configuration - greet string


I don't know if there's a way to do this, but I want to change the greet string that KDM Theme Manager displays. No matter which theme I use, the only string I get is "Welcome to %n" (%n being the computer name). If I use Login Manager, I get whatever string I want... apparently KDM Theme Manager uses something else, but I have no idea what it is.

I know this isn't really a problem, but I'd have peace of mind if someone could tell me if there's a way to change the stupid greet string for KDM Theme Manager.

I'm using Slackware 10.2 if that helps any.
Old 07-29-2006, 02:51 AM   #2
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KDM theme manager is not responsible for the text that KDM shows when its themed. The text is part of whatever theme you installed and can be changed by tinkering with the config files of that theme.
Old 07-29-2006, 06:51 AM   #3
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Thanks reddazz!

I was able to figure out what I had to change.

For reference to me and anyone else that wants to know, there was a line in the .xml file that read:
<stock type="welcome-label"/>

I simply replaced that line with:
<text>"my greet string"</text>

I couldn't for the life of me figure out what in the world was creating the greeting to begin with; I kept scanning files for text strings. Knowing that I could change the greeting helped me figure out that the .xml file is what I had to tweak. I kind-of figured that was the file, but not 100% sure.

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